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Fun with Kids Books and Winter Activities

Wonderful winter books with indoor and outdoor play activities for kids! Now that we're in the throws of winter (and most of the holiday gifts have been played with over the past few weeks), it's time to introduce some new ways to beat the...
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New Year's Eve Countdown Activities for Kids

New Year's Eve Countdown Activities for Kids

One of our fun winter traditions is a set of New Year's Eve activities and countdown for kids & families to enjoy home! Kids love a celebration (although most won't stay awake long enough to see the ball drop in Times Square) so these&...
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Christmas Coupons for Kids {free printables!}

Grab this free set of printable Christmas Coupons for kids and use them to interject a little fun in the midst of the holiday season! The holidays are so much fun, but they can also be SO busy.  And I know there are things my kids lo...
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Family Conversation Starters with FREE printable cards!

These Family Conversation Starter cards (with FREE printables!) are a great gratitude activity for kids that focuses on words related to life lessons & the holidays! As we enter the holiday season, I always find myself explaining words...
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40 Things to do this Fall {Bucket List w/free printable}

Enjoy this bucket list of fun Fall activities for families -- perfect inspiration for family time together! And there's so much to do in the fall (along with yummy new recipes to try - I'm a big baker) so we made a list of festive Fall Act...
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12 Classic Easter Books & Movies for Kids

12 Classic Easter Books & Movies for Kids

Enjoy these classic children's Easter books and movies with your family this year!One of my favorite things about reading with my kids is sharing books that I loved as a child. I especially enjoy reminiscing with Easter books - they al...
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27 Printable Activities: Valentines, Easter & Spring

27 Printable Activities: Valentines, Easter & Spring

  I don't know about you but I am READY for Spring!! The sub-zero temps and melting mitten piles are old news at our house so I've started focusing on all the FUN celebrations we have coming up -- Valentine's Day, Easter & Spring. ...
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25 Snow Day Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy

Enjoy these fun indoor & outdoor activities for your next snow day!Like so many others, we are having a 'snow day' this week (actually, it's an ice day today but who knows what tomorrow might bring -- my kids are hoping for a repeat per...
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Family Night (or Day) Out Idea + a Giveaway!

Family Night (or Day) Out Idea + a Giveaway!

  Enjoy a family night out with classic games to play, a relaxing eating area and food everyone will enjoy. As we head into winter, it's that time of year when parents scout out more indoor activities to do with their kids. But we want...
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How to Create Memories with Your Kids

How to Create Memories with Your Kids

Ideas for how to create memories with your kids this summer!Many of us are now ‘officially’ on summer break.For kids, it’s a time for popsicles, pool visits and unscheduled adventures!For parents, it’s a time to reconnect with our k...
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15 Fun Things to do Outside this Weekend

15 Fun Things to do Outside this Weekend

 15 Fun Things to do Outside this WeekendResearch has shown that time outside helps our bodies to produce Vitamin D (vital for those growing bones!), decrease our stress levels and let's just be honest - stop our kids from getting to s...
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5 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside to Play

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside to Play

  We played outside all the time when I was a kid!  Seriously, those had-to-be-called-in-to-eat type of days.  Even on school days, I remember walking home with friends and talking about what we'd do that afternoon before ...
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17 Awesomely Fun Things to do After School

17 Awesomely Fun Things to do After School

Enjoy these fun things to do after school including a free printable set of 20 Questions to ask your kids!Once our kids started school, I quickly realized that time together during the week was going to be VERY limited.They don't get home u...
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How to Use Children's Books to share Family Stories

How to Use Children's Books to share Family Stories

This is one of those week's when sentiment has crept in and taken over. The first week in April is the anniversary of the passing of two of my grandparents so I always find myself thinking more about them and family at this time of the year...
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20 Playground Games & Activities

This post is sponsored by the Voice of Play.  We are joining them this month to inspire families to get outside & explore their local playgrounds!   Spring is in the air and for so many children that means heading back to th...
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